Encounters in Eilat

Shark World boasts the largest shark tank in the Middle East.

By MEITAL SHARABI
February 3, 2015 12:01
Skydive Eilat

Meital Sharabi careens downward with Skydive Eilat.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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I take a lot of nature trips, during which I meet many interesting people who are also nature lovers. I come into contact with serious hikers, families out for the day with the kids, and sometimes men and women with physical disabilities who have come out to enjoy nature despite the challenges involved. I’ve heard many complaints about the lack of wheelchair accessibility at national parks, as well as at private businesses, which are clueless about providing access to their premises for people with disabilities.

This week, I discovered a new tourist venture sponsored by the Hilton Queen of Sheba hotel in Eilat, in conjunction with the nonprofit organization Access Israel. It all actually started when I went down south to see what Eilat had to offer hikers and tourists in this cold weather. When it’s cold out, we find ourselves spending way too many hours at the local mall or lounging inside hotels. The people at the Queen of Sheba decided to take advantage of this more indoor- oriented season to offer an unusual and delightful culinary experience.

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